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Saving energy: Little things mean a lot

Posted: 07 Aug 2009 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:portable devices? standby power? energy costs? low-current?

Consumers demand long battery life in their portable devices. Meanwhile for nonportable devices, rising energy costs and the latest Energy Star guidelines are focusing public awareness on wasted standby power. Thus, meeting green energy regulations and reducing standby power has become designers' new mantra, especially when systems are active 24 hours a day. To meet the lower power-consumption levels, circuit designers know that the devil is in the details, with every single circuit required to justify its current budget.

This article shows how Maxim chips can help designers reduce the power budget of typical systems. The examples highlight just a few of the products in Maxim's broad portfolio of ultra-low-current devices.

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